Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive301% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 22:39
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Memory 93.8
1-Core 140
2-Core 274
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 712
80% 614 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
MSI(1462 330C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.4% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 108
Parallax 101
84% 104 fps
MRender 97.2
Gravity 101
Splatting 98.7
81% 98.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$51
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1300 392 392 393 391 399 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 2,662
Write 2,250
Mixed 1,593
SusWrite 545
392% 1,762 MB/s
4K Read 70.7
4K Write 223
4K Mixed 99.5
352% 131 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 1,372
DQ Mixed 1,155
882% 1,177 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 301%
Great: 287%
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
330GB free
Firmware: 00WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 214 219 212 211 212 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 418
Write 388
Mixed 313
SusWrite 224
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 55.9
201% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 156
166% 278 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
277GB free
Firmware: A5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 88 88 88 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 74.6
Write 71.3
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 87.9
50% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 CMK8GX4M1A2666C16 16GB
2473, 2473 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.5% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 13.5
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 96%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,189
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